CarBuzz.com is Stealing Content

Published on June 26, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

The American car news website CarBuzz.com systematically steals my content for their China-tag. CarBuzz.com steals my pictures, my information, but does not link back to me. This has been going on for more than half a year now. I have been in touch with CarBuzz.com. They promised me three times to make things better and link back to me. After each promise they did so for a short while, but then they ‘forgot’ it again.

When I checked their website last week I found yet another five articles, stolen from this website, without any link back. What made me really angry was that they even stole an article with my very own pictures. I again sent CarBuzz.com an email but didn’t get any reply. I then send CarBuzz.com one email more but still no reply.

I have always been very polite, I said ‘please’, but all to no avail. I believe CarBuzz’ thievery has crossed a line and therefore this rather unusual article. See below for the list of stolen articles and the names of the editor-in-thieves who did the ‘work’.

Emails from CarBuzz:

From: [email protected]
Subject: RE: message from Carnewschina.com
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:20:11 +0200

Hi Tycho,

Again, our apologies for the mistake. It has been corrected.


CarBuzz Team


From:    CarBuzz.com ([email protected])
Sent:    Thursday, February 23, 2012 1:33:21 PM

Hello Tycho,

First off, we really enjoy the stories you cover in China every day. Regarding the Lexus ES sedan link, we apologize for the oversight in not linking it back to you. It has been corrected.

We are careful in making sure stories are linked back to their source (this time was an unfortunate exception).

In regards to the font size on our website, that’s simply the way the site is formatted throughout, no matter the source(s). Looking forward to more of your coverage.


CarBuzz Team


From:    CarBuzz ([email protected])
Sent:    Sunday, January 08, 2012 3:38:54 PM

Hello Tycho,

In the future, we will be sure to always link back to your site regarding any stories and pictures that you originally posted. Best of luck to you and we really enjoy your site.


Well… here we go:

1) my own pics! Bastards…

CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2012/06/07/mercedes-benz-slk-in-glitter-gold-and-pink-from-china/

CarBuzz: http://carbuzz.com/news/2012/6/7/Glitter-Gold-and-Pink-Mercedes-Benz-SLK-is-Pure-Evil-Bling-7709222/


CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2012/06/14/freak-accident-in-china-minivan-falls-through-road/

CarBuzz: http://carbuzz.com/news/2012/6/8/Holy-Sinkhole-Minibus-Swallowed-in-China-7709227/


CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2012/06/08/for-china-only-the-lamborghini-gallardo-lp560-4-gold-edition/

CarBuzz: http://carbuzz.com/news/2012/6/8/Lamborghini-Gallardo-LP560-4-Gold-Edition-for-China-7709237/


CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2012/05/27/spotted-in-china-ferrari-599-gtb-china-limited-edition/

CarBuzz: http://carbuzz.com/news/2012/6/4/Ferrari-599-GTB-China-Limited-Edition-Spotted-in-China-Where-Else-7709087/


CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2012/06/20/chinese-army-thought-that-overpass-was-higher/

CarBuzz: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2012/6/20/Weekly-DFA-The-Chinese-Army-7709427/

This is the last article CarBuzz.com stole. After my email they sneakily linked back to the original Chinese story, like CarBuzz.com is checking out obscure Chinese sites on military things. But the best is; the information in my article on the Type 05, copied by CarBuzz, was not in the Chinese original. I added that, since I know a few things about Chinese guns. Got you there again CarBuzz!


CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2012/06/02/horse-kicks-ferrari-in-china-with-movie/

CarBuzz: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2012/6/4/Angry-Horse-Kicks-Out-at-Prancing-Horse-7709153/


CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2012/05/23/the-super-stretched-porsche-cayenne-from-china-a-look-inside/

CarBuzz: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2012/5/27/Check-Out-the-Seventies-Interior-of-the-Chinese-Stretched-Porsche-Cayenne-7708967/


CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2011/12/27/bmw-x55-is-a-very-extended-bmw-x5-from-china/

CarBuzz: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2011/12/31/BMW-X5-Stretched-5-Meters-Renamed-X55-7706530/


CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2011/12/27/new-badass-armored-car-from-the-chinese-army/

CarBuzz: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2011/12/27/Chinese-Army-Receives-Armored-Killing-Machine-7706543/


CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2011/12/28/extreme-tuning-from-china-mazda-3-sedan/

CarBuzz: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2011/12/28/Mazda3-Sedan-Gets-a-Spot-of-Extreme-Chinese-Tuning-7706560/

11) this article was a lotta work!

CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2011/12/13/introducing-the-mighty-baw-flagship-from-china/

CarBuzz: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2011/12/13/China-s-Surf-Turf-Vehicle-7706311/


CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2011/12/21/extreme-tuning-from-china-skoda-fabia/

CarBuzz: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2011/12/22/Skoda-Fabia-Epitomizes-Extreme-Tuning-in-China-7706482/

13) My Geely Meirenbao-tuning-pics-collection, yez I have such collections, collected for a many years!

CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2011/12/14/extreme-tuning-from-china-geely-meirenbao-the-best-of-the-best/

CarBuzz: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2011/12/17/Absurd-Chinese-Tuners-of-the-Geely-Beauty-Leopard-7706340/

14: my own pics again!, I missed this one earlier…

CNC: http://www.carnewschina.com/2011/12/09/extreme-tuning-from-china-citroen-fukang/

CarBuzz: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2011/12/11/Floating-Citroen-Fukang-Taking-Tuning-to-New-Levels-of-Crazy-7706270/

Sure I missed some more, but you get the point. Here the bad men who did most of it:

‘Writer’ Phillip Harbor. And I don’t makes this up, CarBuzz says: Phillip Harbor was born and raised in a small town in southwest Ohio. His passion for cars and trucks began at a very young age as he grew up working in his family’s scrap yard. Well, a country guy… Are we surprised!

‘Writer’ Adam Lynton. An Englishman this is. Has a history, according to CarBuzz: Getting banned from driving after the naughtiness of a Toyota MR2 caught him out once too often is a memory he’d rather forget. A naughty Adam… He lived in Thailand for a while, doing naughty things with the lady boys me think.

‘Writer’ Jay Traugott. Nothing funny on this one, still, he is no better than the other two.

Philip, Adam and Jay, you aren’t worth a real writers’ shit in your face. :)

All righto. That is it so far, but this article is just a start of getting @ CarBuzz.com. After checking some other stories on their site I found out CarBuzz doesn’t steal just from us but from many other websites as well, more on that soon later…


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  1. Mano- June 26, 2012 Reply

    They are stealing your intellectual property, maybe the feds will Kim Dotcom them for ya.

    For real though, I have had many photos of mine stolen, the most you can hope for is that they reply to your emails, so far you are faring better than I ever have.

  2. P. Cop- June 26, 2012 Reply

    carbuzz.com will likely steal this article as well. 🙂

  3. Steve Morse- June 26, 2012 Reply

    incredible, they worse than thieves, they robbers, hit them hard Tycho!

  4. TurboJaySmith- June 26, 2012 Reply

    found ouT also ThaT They sTole some arTicles from WorldCarFans.com

  5. NSX- June 26, 2012 Reply

    carbuzz is BUSTED

  6. Jay-zzzzzz- June 27, 2012 Reply

    dont fuck with Carnewschina.com! brilliant article! it is time someone stops stealing shithead redneck websites like carbuzz.

  7. kael- June 27, 2012 Reply

    simply watermark your pics from now on dude ok ? it may help a little bit at least for the pics

  8. Corpa- June 27, 2012 Reply

    sadly this happens far too much. catching carbuzz is really good, but i bet there are many more doing the same stealing.

  9. TurboJaySmith- June 27, 2012 Reply

    they’re really interested in this website

  10. Hans- June 27, 2012 Reply

    in Germany we would burn their asses off in a pot of boiling cheese, but i guess that would be too nice for philip, adam and gay.

  11. CarsAroundTheWorld- June 27, 2012 Reply

    CarBuzz is acting like a bullshitter, the least you can do is get their site closed down, or even just have them crapped upon by the feds.

  12. Yeah- June 27, 2012 Reply

    close carbuzz, bloody thieves

  13. Edsel Ford- June 27, 2012 Reply

    a little help, seems they are registered in Canada via some bogus company:

    Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0124399897
    96 Mowat Ave
    Toronto, ON M6K 3M1

    Domain name: CARBUZZ.COM

    Administrative Contact:
    Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0124399897,
    96 Mowat Ave
    Toronto, ON M6K 3M1
    Technical Contact:
    Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0124399897,
    96 Mowat Ave
    Toronto, ON M6K 3M1
    [email protected]

    Registrar of Record: TUCOWS, INC.
    Record last updated on 29-Aug-2011.
    Record expires on 22-Nov-2014.
    Record created on 22-Nov-2003.

    Registrar Domain Name Help Center:

  14. Foggz- June 27, 2012 Reply

    They’ve been stealing content for a long time, you see the same thing copied and pasted all the time from other sites.

    It’s an awful site too. Shit news stories and poor writing

  15. Tycho de Feyter- June 27, 2012 Reply

    @ All.

    Thanks everybody for your support and tips. This ain’t the end of this story…

    @ Hans. In my native Holland we threw boiling cheese from city walls on the attacking enemy. really bad stuff, because if the enemy got some in his mouth the freaking hot cheese would stick to the inner organs, meaning the enemy would die slowly and with a lotta pain. seems just a fine idea for CarBuzz.com.

    @ TurboJaySmith. Thanks, I will tell Worldcarfans. What’s with your ‘T’?

    @ Kael. Will do for my own pics.

    If anybody sees other stolen articles from other websites on CarBuzz.com please let me know!

  16. CarbuzzBeater- June 27, 2012 Reply

    carbuzz is known to steal all their content, including some old pics of mine. email me and i will help you cheese them down. 😉

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